Types: Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®
A minute quantity of botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport or Xeomin) is injected to relax the muscles that cause frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crows feet. Botulinum toxin injections can also improve neck laxity, fine lip lines, and excessive sweating. Injection effects typically last 3-8 months.
With injectable treatments, you are relying not only on the physician’s intimate knowledge of the physiology of the skin and underlying muscle structure, but also on her aesthetic sense and ability to deliver an appropriate and natural result. Injectable treatments are often viewed unfavorably exactly because there are a lot of poorly executed examples in plain view on people’s faces.
Dr. Chapas, Dr. MacGregor, Dr. Chwalek and Dr. Gmyrek are internationally acclaimed experts in the use and application of botulinum toxins such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin and are known for achieving natural results through customized treatment plans, combining botulinum injections with fillers where appropriate, and without creating a look that reveals that cosmetic work was done. In the January 2013 issue, Good Housekeeping judged Dr. Chapas’ “Ultimate Botox” best in a “wrinkle eraser” runoff by New York dermatologists.
An increasing number of men gravitate to botulinum toxin injections, and our physicians have great expertise in using Botox, Dysport and Xeomin to quickly provide a more refreshed, natural look for male patients while requiring very little time in the office.
Union Square Laser Dermatology was one of the first practices to offer Xeomin®, the latest botulinum toxin treatment approved for wrinkle reduction by the FDA. Specifically, Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) was approved for moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows) in adult patients. Dr. Chapas and Dr. MacGregor participated in the clinical trials that led to FDA approval for Dysport and Xeomin.
In the video below, you can watch Dr. Chapas explain and demonstrate Botulinum Toxin injection on the Rachael Ray show.